Friday, October 2, 2009


Inspiration... it's a wonderful thing. But for the immediate future, I've got an awful mess in the yard - it's this winter's fuel supply, four cords of the good stuff (plus about half a cord left from last year). This is the pile with about half a cord already removed and stacked, with Bill's truck in the background, for scale. It's absolutely enormous. It comes in a dump truck of the size used by road crews to dump gravel on the highway when they're doing a really major job and don't want to make a lot of little trips. So instead of creating lovely new designs - and realizing this term is relative anyway - guess what I'll be doing for a while with whatever free time I have? At the moment, about five teenage boys with a surplus of energy could do great work here but alas, I don't know any close by.
Just want to quote someone I met at work, an artist who explained her work - which did not seem to include wood-stacking in the deal. Her name is Candy Lucas and she described her art as "neo-representational eclectic surrealism seeped (NOT steeped, she insists, but seeped) in metaphysics with a dash of psychedelic spirituality." I haven't seen her work, but I liked the words.

3 comments:

Jane Eborall said...

Do take care and don't overdo the physical stuff. Remember - there's always tomorrow. Wish I lived closer and could help.

denisevp3 said...

we will be out the 12-14th and will stack that pile in no time!Leave it for us!

TattingChic said...

Your artist friend at work sounds like quite the character. That's quite the description of her work!
Looks like you will be nice and cozy for the winter once you get the wood stacked!

~TattingChic ♥